Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire,
Ignite them with celestial fire;
Spirit of God,
You have the art
the sev’nfold, to impart.
Your blest out pouring from above
Is comfort, life, and fire of love.
Illumine with perpetual light
the dullness of our blinded sight.
Anoint and cheer our much-soiled face
With abundance of your grace.
Keep far our foes;
gives peace at home;
Where you guide us,
no ill can come.
Teach us to know the Father, Son,
And you, of both, to be but one
That, as the ceaseless ages throng,
Your praise may be our endless song!
~words written by Rhabanus Maurus, 776-856 A.D.
Lord God, may the Spirit continue to move in us today animating our words and actions with the truth of Your love and grace. In Jesus’ name, Amen.